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Flood Advice for Public Health

Flooding presents a number of risks to health, drowning being the most obvious. Serious injury can be caused by falling into fast flowing water or from hidden dangers under the water, such as missing manhole covers. The stress and strain of being flooded and cleaning up can have a notable impact on mental health and wellbeing.

You can prepare for flooding by following some simple steps to reduce the impact of flooding on your property:

For further advice on dealing with flooding, Public Health England have published their leaflet Advice for the Public.